Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
After a short stay on Quality Hill, Perkins bought a tract known as the “Canastota Reservation” of 239 & 2/10 acres from the Oneida Indians in 1807. A patent (deed) was granted by the State Legislature in 1810. Perkins built a cabin on the corner of what is now Main and James streets.
Perkins was a tall, well-proportioned man of about two hundred pounds. He was not only a farmer but also a contractor and builder. He won the contract for two miles of the Erie Canal through this section and also the contract to stone several miles of the Seneca Turnpike. He was also superintendent of the Erie Canal through Canastota.
Perkins did not keep the entire Canastota tract. In 1814, he sold
Location. 43° 4.755′ N, 75° 45.095′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in an interpretive plaza on the south side of Canal Street, between South Peterboro Street and Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 South Peterboro Street, Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peterboro Street Lift Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Canal Town (a few steps from this marker); Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlarging the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Adamo (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Auto Race (about 600 feet away); Carmen Basilio (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
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